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David Sarkozi

David began birding casually in High School in the late 70’s, but didn’t become a real “hard core” birder until about 1993. Since then he has served as the chairman of the Outdoor Nature Club – Ornithology Group in Houston, and is a past president and secretary of the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS). David was one of the founding board members for the Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR) in 1995 and has served as vice-president and president of FOAR, and currently serves on the board as secretary. David has led the popular “Yellow Rail Walks” at Anahuac NWR since 1996. He is an active leader for field trips state wide for TOS. David has organized and led more than 20 field trips to Belize and Costa Rica.

When David isn’t birding he runs TEXBIRDS, the state wide email birding list and dreams up crazy birding activities like the Texas Century Club and the Local Patch Challenge. Other interests include writing a Houston Food Truck Review Blog and Flyfishing.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 20 @ 5:30 am - 3:30 pm

This is a 75-mile bus trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge which is located on the mainland side of East Galveston Bay. With 35,000 acres of brackish and freshwater marsh, flooded moist soil units and the East Galveston Bay shoreline, the refuge offers the full range of coastal and migratory birds. Park roads, trails and boardwalks provide excellent viewing of several varieties of rails, herons, egrets, waterfowl, Seaside Sparrows, late Nelson’s Sparrows, Sedge and Marsh Wrens, some raptors, early migrant…

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April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The modern smart phone can be your most valuable birding tool next to your binoculars. With the help of any number of birding apps, your smart phone will help you identify birds, learn bird facts and record your sightings. Birding Apps can make you a better birder by expanding your birding knowledge, making birding more fun, and your birding hours more valuable.

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April 21 @ 5:30 am - 3:30 pm

Six rail species winter or live year-round at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. This year, with an earlier departure time than in past years, this trip provides a good possibility for seeing or hearing them all – Yellow, Black, Sora, Virginia, Clapper and King Rails. Before the Yellow Rail Walk, the morning will begin with a search for Black Rails, which are very hard to see but can be heard calling most mornings in the spring. Participants may then choose…

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